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Old 09-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #100
Red Mask
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Default Re: Is TDK's Joker the greatest cinematic villian of all time?

Oooh! I also want to mention the bad guys played by the great Eli Wallach! He was brilliant as Calvera not just because he was ruthless but he called it as he saw it in Mexico.

He was also great as the General in "Lord Jim", even though he became overshadowed by a more sinister villain, Gentleman Brown, who also called it as he saw it.

All that talk about 'a better class of criminal' and Bane's empty speeches are nothing compared to villains who can expose the deepest flaws of the heroes. Even when Jennifer Love Hewitt played the Devil I had to love that line where she said she's not evil for giving people bad deals. Instead she accuses God of making life unfair for people.

The swordsmanship's first achievement is the unity of man and sword. Once this unity is attained even a blade of grass can be a weapon.

The second achievement is when the sword exists in one's heart. When absent from one's hand one can strike an enemy at paces
even with bare hands.

Swordsmanship's ultimate achievement is the absence of the sword in both hand and heart. The swordsman is at peace with the rest of the world. He vows not to kill.

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